CLOSE COOPERATION between Aprilia and Austrian enginemakers Rotax resulted, in 1993, in this high-tech trail bike. The engine has a five-valve cylinder head, with the valves arranged radially around a central spark plug. The valves are controlled by twin, chain-driven, overhead camshafts.
The combination of technology, looks, price, and performance have made the Pegaso serious competition to Japanese domination of the trail bike market. Bikes like these were especially popular in Europe, where their ability to perform in urban situations, and on rough, twisting roads, was really appreciated. The Pegaso was updated over the following years and remained a contender for class honors despite the arrival of highly rated new competitors.
|Model:||Aprilia Pegaso 650|
|Power output:||49 bhp (7000 rpm)|
|Weight:||345 lb (156 kg)|
|Top speed:||109 mph (175 km/h)|
|Country of origin:||Italy|